Founders Magazine

Founders Magazine is published quarterly by the Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation. Copies are mailed to our major donors. If you would like a hard copy, you can purchase one below. Supplies are limited.

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Limited hard copies are available for $10 each (price includes shipping and handling). Proceeds support our historic preservation efforts.
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    Michael Schreiber tells us about the Stewart family, who were long-time members of Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church, carpenters by trade, hired caretakers of Carpenters’ Hall, and are now permanent residents in our historic churchyard.
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    Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig tells us the story of New Sweden colonist Olof Stille. Olof was committed to justice and fairness. He traded peacefully and fairly with the Lenape. And, despite several changes of power and occasional tyrannical rule, he survived and thrived.
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    Author Jim Murphy tells us the story of William Penn. As a man of his time, he had a vision for the perfect society with best intentions for achieving that vision. Yet as we read on, we learn it was a flawed execution from a person who supported slavery.
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    Amy Grant explores the mysterious disappearance of the SS Poet, which was lost at sea on Oct. 24, 1980. She charts the vessel’s history as a troopship, the story behind its cargo-carrying days and prevailing theories about what happened to it.
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    Author Michael Schreiber shares stories of Gloria Dei's mariners, some of whom were lost at sea. He also discusses the Philadelphia's role as a major seaport through most of the 18th century up to about 1815.
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    Author Michael Schreiber tells us about several early sea captains and their families who are buried in the Gloria Dei churchyard. You'll learn how they lived and died, and how they contributed to the fabric of American life.
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